African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Report of the 2nd meeting of the National Onchocerciasis Task Forces (NOTFs) representatives: sustainability indicators, assessment of projects and lessons learned

Abuja, Nigeria. June 17–22, 2002


Publication details

Number of pages: 65
Publication date: 2002
Languages: English



The main objective of the 2nd meeting of NOTFs was to create a common understanding of the meaning, importance, and measurement of sustainability of community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) projects as well as practical implications of future work of countries and APOC support in this area. The focus of the meeting was on pooling and learning from results of assessments on the sustainability of seven CDTI projects. This report presents the main findings and recommendations on action to be taken by countries and APOC to improve sustainability.